In his 1933 book, Bunyips and Billabongs, Charles Fenner wrote what he believed the legendary Bunyip to be. He wrote that the “actual origin of the bunyip myth lies in the fact that from time to time seals have made their way up the […] Murray and Darling [Rivers]”. However, if it were merely a seal, it would not explain the numerous strange descriptions of the creature. Witnesses claim it to have features like a dog-like face, the head of a crocodile, course fur, a horse-like tail, flippers, walrus tusks and even the bill of a duck.
My guests often ask if I let my pythons roam free around my apartment. The answer is yes, sometimes - and only with supervision. I don’t want her electrocuting or injuring herself, or knocking over all my stuff as she slithers!